The CNEP, bridge between research and industries.

We assist companies, research organizations and innovation centers in their development, sustainability or analysis of polymeric materials

The CNEP, a unique company in the world by the mastery of our techniques constantly enriched and optimized since our creation

Located in the suburbs of Clermont-Ferrand (France) on more than 1500m² our laboratory is equipped with many accelerated photo-aging enclosures, ventilated or climatic ovens and other devices for predicting durability.

The CNEP also has a variety of analytical equipment including multiple spectrometers, microscopes or characterization devices.

This equipment covers a vast analytical field and enables us to respond efficiently and quickly to the demands of polymer materials.

Our means

Learn more about our means of analysis and aging of polymers

Our means

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Since 1986 CNEP accompanies you in the understanding of the phenomena of aging of your polymer materials. With our expertise and knowledge in chemistry, we can guide you to effectively control the durability or degradation of your products.

In addition, our expertise in plastics analysis and our many scientific devices allow us to respond to your requests for characterization or failure of expertise.

Our offers

The CNEP offers you a wide range of offers and services

Our offers

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customers in the world


studies by years


years of research


analysed cases

they trust us

the CNEP is in contact with international companies

some examples

Partnerships and certifications

D15 3200A

Test method for carrying out an accelerated aging test in SEPAP 12-24

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a) doit démontrer son aptitude à fournir constamment des produits et des services conformes aux exigences des clients et aux exigences légales et réglementaires applicables, et

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Toutes les exigences de l'ISO 9001:2015 sont génériques et prévues pour s'appliquer à tout organisme, quels que soient son type ou sa taille, ou les produits et services qu'il fournit.

Obtenir la certification ISO 9001:2015, c’est s’appuyer sur 8 principes de management :
• l’orientation client ;
• l’implication du personnel ;
• l’approche processus ;
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• le leadership ;
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• le management des relations avec les parties intéressées.